§ Okay we’ve been a little behind in our Marvel movie casting news. It seems that Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston will play villian Malekith The Accursed in THOR: THE DARK WORLD, the second Thor film which begins shooting soon. Malekith is the lord of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, and was created by Walt Simonson in his great run on the Thor comic, so if you detect a whiff of “epic fantasy” in all this…you are probably correct. This is the role that Mads Mikkelson was once slated to play.

§ Marvel/Disney is planning a TV show set in the “world of the Avengers” which might be a kind of police drama. It’s too bad Agent Coulson isn’t around to star in this. The entire Deadline report is quite brief and vague:

I hear the project is in a nascent stage, described as “a kernel of an idea,” with a number of scenarios being explored, including a high-concept cop show.

So naturally everyone is coming up with their own idea. Alyssa Rosenberg has five female characters who would make a great TV show. This could end up being some kind of Closer/Medium/Saving Grace thing. Or it could be some kind of Jag/NCIS/SVU thing. Or it could be some kind of Magilla Gorilla/Downton Abbey/Matlock thing. We don’t know. We’re just going to have to wait and see.

OKAY seriously, here is what WE think should be in the sequel: the android David teams up with Teddy and Joe from A.I. and they all go around having adventures while trying to understand what really makes human beings tick. So there.

§ In non-Marvel news, it is being reported that they are actually thinking of making a sequel to PROMETHEUS. It seems that director Ridley Scott and stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are available to make it. Yay! It seems that screenwriter Damon Lindelof is not available to make it. Boooooo. I mean, yay! “Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can’t rush it,” Fox president Emma Watts said sensibly.

§ Okay, okay, we couldn’t resist the cheap Lindelof joke in the previous paragraph, but at least he can laugh at himself a little, tweeting the other day:


  1. “Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can’t rush it,” Fox president Emma Watts said sensibly.

    Took them more than 10 years to come out with Prometheus, and they STILL didn’t get it right.

    But I guess the damage is done at this point.

  2. prometheus had so many dangling loose ends that I thought that it was implicit that there would be a sequel. There NEEDS to be one.

  3. PROMETHEUS was my favorite movie of the summer. Saw it twice and it was even better the second time around. I welcome some more SCI-FI at any turn.

    And yes, I loved it and it made total sense to me…just one short scene should have been cut, but loved the characters, the big questions it asked, the set design and the terrific scale presented .

  4. I think there was more to the film that was cut. From about the time they went to rescue the crewman through med bed scene it felt like we lost about 20 minutes of story. Either way I loved it and hope that they will make the sequel and then cap the triology like they said to tie it into Alien.

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